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Old 08-03-2016, 12:27 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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That cat's out and about. I took 83 down Sunday at noonish and it was a solid wall of cars both ways with like 30 people lined up on County Line road trying to go straight across but not finding a gap in traffic.
Yup. Colorado State Patrol Twitter has been "tweeting" to advise people to detour off I25 to 83.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Recently moved to Castle Rock and can see part of I-25 from my house - always amazed at how plugged up it is! Makes me happy we didn't move farther south.

However, personally I'm selfishly OK with the traffic since it makes for less freeway noise ;-)
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Only 10 more years to endure???

"The entire project could take 10 years or more to complete, CDOT officials have said. According to a 2014 traffic count, more than 60,000 vehicles drive through the corridor between Monument and Castle Rock each day, up about 10,000 from 2004."

CDOT approves $3.75M to study I-25 improvements north of Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

That's not good enough.

Can our politicians do anything about this?
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:07 AM
 
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"The entire project could take 10 years or more to complete, CDOT officials have said. According to a 2014 traffic count, more than 60,000 vehicles drive through the corridor between Monument and Castle Rock each day, up about 10,000 from 2004."

CDOT approves $3.75M to study I-25 improvements north of Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

That's not good enough.

Can our politicians do anything about this?

How about using that $3.75m to add a 3rd lane for maybe a mile more northbound? It may only pay for 1000' of asphalt probably, right?


At least START the expansion up to Castle Rock!


Last Sun. the traffic was backed-up (stop and go) from Monument to just south of Castle Rock at approx. 1p....assumed there was an accident SOMEWHERE but no, just congestion.


Thanks transplants!
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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How about using that $3.75m to add a 3rd lane for maybe a mile more northbound? It may only pay for 1000' of asphalt probably, right?


At least START the expansion up to Castle Rock!


Last Sun. the traffic was backed-up (stop and go) from Monument to just south of Castle Rock at approx. 1p....assumed there was an accident SOMEWHERE but no, just congestion.


Thanks transplants!
And the most infamous transplant of all, Doug Bruce. You natives drank his Kool-Aid and asked for seconds.

If last Sunday was Sunday the 14th, then your guess is as good as mine on why there was congestion. But with the heavy traffic volume I-25 experiences, it can take a LONG time for traffic to return to normal after an accident clears.

However if last Sunday was Sunday the 7th, don't thank the transplants, thank the hordes of mostly Denverites attending the last day of the Renaissance Festival. (though I'm sure there were plenty from COS & Pueblo)

Now if you want someone to blame, blame CDOT for the Renaissance Mess. Here are some observations I made as a proud resident alien, while stuck in the Renaissance Mess one Sunday six weeks ago:

No metering of the primary on-ramp from the Larkspur I-25 interchange. CDOT should widen the on-ramps there to 18 feet and have traffic queue up in two lanes as is done everyday with major city on-ramps, one vehicle goes on the left lane green, three or four seconds later one vehicle goes on the right lane green. This would help to alleviate the platoons of vehicles trying to enter the main-line of I-25 that causes massive backups. It won't get rid of I-25 congestion completely, but it would still be a dramatic improvement over the current situation during Renaissance weekends.

On-ramp traffic from Larkspur to NB (northbound) I-25 should alternate between two on-ramps. If the main on-ramp to NB I-25 gets too full, NB traffic should be diverted to the next NB on-ramp. where a similar metering arrangement would be employed.

Back to my experience with I-25 six weeks ago: what should have been a 2.5 hour trip at most between COS and Greeley turned into a nearly five hour trek, after which all occupants of our vehicle were a virtual wreck. I've since developed an alternate route between COS and Greeley, and it's my little secret.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:34 AM
 
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To all the people blaming transplants: when you turned 16, did you pay a lump sum fee to cover all of the infrastructure projects that had come before you? If you sell your house and make a hefty profit due to the transplants, are you willing to donate some of that profit back to the transplants, since we're now trying to allocate funds "fairly"?

Growth has its positives and negatives, but one thing is for sure: living in a city first doesn't mean you have any more right to live in that city than the next person.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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And the most infamous transplant of all, Doug Bruce. You natives drank his Kool-Aid and asked for seconds.

If last Sunday was Sunday the 14th, then your guess is as good as mine on why there was congestion. But with the heavy traffic volume I-25 experiences, it can take a LONG time for traffic to return to normal after an accident clears.

However if last Sunday was Sunday the 7th, don't thank the transplants, thank the hordes of mostly Denverites attending the last day of the Renaissance Festival. (though I'm sure there were plenty from COS & Pueblo)

Now if you want someone to blame, blame CDOT for the Renaissance Mess. Here are some observations I made as a proud resident alien, while stuck in the Renaissance Mess one Sunday six weeks ago:

No metering of the primary on-ramp from the Larkspur I-25 interchange. CDOT should widen the on-ramps there to 18 feet and have traffic queue up in two lanes as is done everyday with major city on-ramps, one vehicle goes on the left lane green, three or four seconds later one vehicle goes on the right lane green. This would help to alleviate the platoons of vehicles trying to enter the main-line of I-25 that causes massive backups. It won't get rid of I-25 congestion completely, but it would still be a dramatic improvement over the current situation during Renaissance weekends.

On-ramp traffic from Larkspur to NB (northbound) I-25 should alternate between two on-ramps. If the main on-ramp to NB I-25 gets too full, NB traffic should be diverted to the next NB on-ramp. where a similar metering arrangement would be employed.

Back to my experience with I-25 six weeks ago: what should have been a 2.5 hour trip at most between COS and Greeley turned into a nearly five hour trek, after which all occupants of our vehicle were a virtual wreck. I've since developed an alternate route between COS and Greeley, and it's my little secret.

I'll be passing you on 83/85 on my way to Longmont!!
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:43 PM
 
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Yup. Colorado State Patrol Twitter has been "tweeting" to advise people to detour off I25 to 83.
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I'll be passing you on 83/85 on my way to Longmont!!

You can't catch me, because I won't be on either of those routes!
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I drive to Denver about once a month (I'm retired), and although I don't get started until 9 a.m. or later, I usually end up coming back during evening rush. There haven't been that many times that I've experienced a problem. Once driving into Denver in the morning there was an accident near Larkspur that caused quite a delay, and a few times when there was all that construction driving back into COS (but I learned to get off at Interquest Parkway). To me (and I lived in D.C. Beltway traffic for years), the bad part is once you are north of C-470 and through central Denver.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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They need to build a wall so you can't see the other side of i-25. Many of the traffic jams I sit in are caused by rubberneckers looking at a wreck on the other side.
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